The American Statistical Association (ASA) 
Committee on Career Development

Upcoming Webinar! Join the ASA Committee on Career Development on Friday, October 20 at 4pm Eastern Time for a FREE webinar on PStat Accreditation. We hope to see you there!

Registration Link: https://amstat.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vT8D6s6FQDywUT9BX5fzpw#/registration 

Recent Committee Events:


The JSM 2023 ASA Committee on Career Development Professional Networking Event in Toronto was a big success!

The professional networking event is for students and early career statisticians to practice networking in a friendly environment. The event occurred on Sunday, August 6th from 2 - 4pm ET in the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, Room: I -- Ballroom B during the annual Joint Statistical Meetings Toronto, Canada.

Featured speakers for the professional networking event included:

  • Madhumita (Bonnie) Ghosh-Dastidar, ASA-President Elect & Senior Statistician & Head, RAND Statistics Group
  • Emilda Rivers, Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Mark Otto, Statistician at United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Want to volunteer at the JSM 2023 Networking Event? Register today! 

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Look for More Great CCD Events in 2023!

Recent CCD Events

July 21 2023 Webinar: Has the Pandemic Changed the Way We Grow As Leaders?

Description: It is obvious that the pandemic has changed our lives forever in different ways, and many have
learned to cope with it. However, there are key lessons we can learn and apply to becoming
better leaders and helping others grow in their leadership. In this webinar, speakers from the ASA biopharmaceutical section will address how the pandemic altered their careers and what leadership will look like in the biopharmaceutical sector in the post-pandemic world.

  • Claude Petit (Astellas)
  • Erik Pulkstenis (Abbvie)
Grant Weller (Intellisense)

Jan 20 2023 2-3pm Eastern: CCD supports ASA's Committee on Statistics and Disabilities & JEDI's panel on "Transitioning from School to Work with Disabilities

CCD "Along Your Career Path in Statistics and Data Science" Webinar Series: Changing Careers
CCD hosts a panel of industry, academic, and government representatives to talk about changing careers in Statistics and Data Science, including tips and insights - CCD Webinars

CCD Supports COWIS & CWS Panel on Work-Life Balance
ASA Committee on Women in Statistics (COWIS) and the Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) co-hosted a panel on ‘Work and Life Balance in Unusual Times'

CCD's "Networking Like a Pro: Guided Networking" returned to JSM 2022!
Learns tips from the pros and practice networking in an informal session.

New to JSM? Pre-JSM Webinar with tips & tricks!
Learn how to get the most out of JSM and large conferences -  CCD Blog has tips from the discussion!
CCD also promoted JSM's First Time Attendee Orientation and Opening Reception

CCD co-sponsored “From the Horse's Mouth: How Mentoring Shaped My Career and How it Can Shape Yours Too!” panel at JSM. Hosted by the Committee on Minority and Statistics along with the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Outreach Group and co-sponsored by the CCD, held at JSM’s Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program (DWMP).

Webinar on Portfolio Technology Adoptions
Friday May 13th 2022 at 12pm Eastern- Recording
CCD Portfolio site

CCD's "Along Your Career Path in Data Science" Distinguished Careers Panel - Blog and Recording

2021 initiatives
included CCD's "Along Your Career Path in Data Science" Webinar Q&A Panels and Your Portfolio: Technology Adoptions

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What We Do

The ASA Committee on Career Development provides support and information about career decisions to ASA members. The committee is also charged with providing information to non-members who are considering a career in statistics.

Who We Are

The CCD is comprised of nine members who serve three year staggered terms and are appointed by the ASA president.  The CCD sponsors and co-sponsors workshops and sessions at the annual JSM each year to serve the needs of ASA members.  The committee continually reviews other possibilities to support the membership and fulfill their mission.


2020 offerings included Virtual Guided Networking at JSM and Virtual Office Hours

CCD participant feedback (2020):

I wanted to express my appreciation for the Career Development Networking Event. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet other statisticians and learn tips on how to navigate this online work/meeting/conference environment."





Join ASA's Committee on Career Development (ASA CCD)  for JSM Networking 2022 - details coming soon!  And check out the CCD’s upcoming virtual 2022 events, including Professional Webinars and CCD Office Hours on topics such as Promotions and Distinguished Careers. 

Contact Information

Committee Chair 

Daniel Elchert
American Statistical Association
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 684-1221
Fax: (703) 684-3445